Pablo Picasso, Diaulos Player and Faun, 1956 A.R. 342

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Diaulos Player and Faun, 1956
Reference:A.R. 342
Medium:Original ceramic round dish of white earthenware clay
Image Size:12 in (30.5 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 28.5 in x 28.5 in (72.4 cm x 72.4 cm)
Edition:From the total edition of 100.
Signature:Inscribed with the stamps on the reverse, ‘Madoura plein feu’ and ‘Empreinte Originale de Picasso’ with handwritten archive number inscription, ‘R= B101’
Condition:This work is in good condition.
ID #w-7268

Historical Description

Considered one of the best examples of Picasso's intrigue and innovation with his ceramics, this work in particular is able to change and morph according to the time of day and position of light, enabling the viewer to engage with the work on multiple levels. This is due to the subtle relief on the surface of the work which when viewed under raking light, cast shadows from the textured and uneven surface allowing for a greater depth and liveliness.

Georges Bloch stated of Picasso's ceramic works, '…in approach, material and technique is as novel as it is interesting. Pottery, gleaming white discs with relief designs, monochrome or brightly coloured ovals, dishes and even jugs and vases here serve as bearers of compositions whose themes express the joyous, life-loving side of Picasso's work. They are printed from blocks and stamps fashioned by the master over a period of more than twenty years in the Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris" (Bloch 7).

Created in 1956, this original ceramic round dish of white earthenware clay has been classified by Alain Ramié as 'O.P.', or an Original Print. Inscribed with the stamps on the reverse, 'Madoura plein feu' and 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' with handwritten archive number inscription, 'R= B101'; from the rare, total edition of 100.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Diaulos Player and Faun, 1956 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso: Catalogue de l'œuvre grave céramique, Tome III 1949 - 1971. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein, 1972. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 119 on pg. 105.
2. Ramie, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947 - 1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 342 on pg. 175.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.